Midnight in Paris

DVD - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Midnight in Paris
A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.


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Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates

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Feb 12, 2015
  • greennova rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Some strange weird reviews posted on here about this film?? I guess some figure a good movie needs a million digital special effects and trendy one liner catch phrases?? Open your minds people! Another very good Woody Film period! Scenery is spectacular, and the whole going back in time thing is well done---

Feb 06, 2015

Beautiful cinematography, fine acting, but an underwhelming script lets the movie down. Allen uses too many clumsy and gratuitous plot devices, and improbable characters. Would Ines's father, as portrayed, really have been entrusted to negotiate an international corporate merger in a socialist country like France? Is hitching a ride on a future father-in-law's business trip the most plausible circumstance that would conveniently place the two lovers in Paris? Would Gil Pender seriously have imagined he could swipe his fiance's earrings with impunity?? Luis Bunuel's art was in placing solid, plausible, bourgeois characters in bizarre, surrealistic situations. Woody Allen has scripted far worse movies, but he's also done a whole lot better than this souffle.

Jan 15, 2015
  • LJReid rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This film is enjoyable, especially for anyone who has visited Paris. The cinematography places you right in the beautiful city. Also it ignited my curiosity for the literary and artistic giants that were visited via time travel to Paris in the 1920’s and 1890’s. I’m so glad that Gill broke off his engagement from the self-absorbed fiancé and extended family.

Dec 09, 2014
  • waltery rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This movie ripped off the plot from a Twilight Zone episode, its almost identical.....what a waste of talented actors, saying that, the performances seem to be restrained, almost amateurish...Woody can do much better....

Dec 01, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Let me get this straight Woody Allen.Cheating on your lover is romantic when you go to Paris to visit as a business trip???????????????? REALLY??????? This is a BORING turd that also promotes that Global Warming NONSENSE with that extremely annoying exhaust pipe on that car and it promotes the Republican party as well.The Democratic party is where the global warming propaganda comes from by the way,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 05, 2014
  • aed161 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Woody Allen films either work for me or they don't work. This one is his best to date. I have always wanted to go to Paris to experience the wonder and romance of this city of lights, food and fashion. Even if I never get there, I believe that I have traveled along with the fortunate man who magically enters the Paris of yesterdays and meets the fantastic and talented people who were an intergal part of their Paris. These moments of sheer pleasure and joy in Paris past allow you to forgive the mundane now storyline. If you like romance and adventure, this movie will lighten your heart as well as make you fall in love with Paris.

Oct 16, 2014
  • quizzical rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie made my heart sing. The music is as important as the cinematography in this movie. What an incredible tribute to Paris. If you, like me, can never travel to Paris again, you need to watch this movie. Like nothing I expected.

Jun 21, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

In my opinion, this was a typical Woody Allen movie with excessive dialogue. I found it to be boring and quite unfunny. The acting was awful. Owen Wilson acts the same in every show he's ever in. The conclusion of the movie was totally predictable. I'm not getting what other reviewers are saying about this one. To each their own, I guess.

May 21, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Like To Rome with Love and Letters to Juliet, this comes across like a picture postcard for fine cinema. Paris at night, makes for a wonderously magical backdrop to a lovely romantic story, accompanied by terrific acting.

Mar 22, 2014
  • dragonwings rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

By far the best Woody Allen film I have seen...his obvious love of Paris through the ages shows in every lovingly-depicted scene.

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Mar 18, 2012

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to Paris for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better. Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson.


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Mar 06, 2013
  • lmbyrd rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hemingway: Have you ever made love to a truly great woman?
Gil: Actually, my fiancee is pret-ty sexy.
Hemingway: And when you make love to her you feel true and beautiful passion and you, for at least that moment, lose your fear of death.
Gil: No. That doesn't happen.
Hemingway: I believe that love that is true and real creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving, or not loving well, which is the same thing. And when the man who is brave and true looks death squarely in the face, like some rhino hunters I know, or Belmonte, who is truly brave, it is because they love with sufficient passion to push death out of their minds. Until it returns, as it does to all men. And then you must make really good love again.
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